SUMPRI Marshmallow Roasting Sticks -SET OF 6


We go camping often and it seems like every year I have to buy another set of marshmallow roasting sticks since they become lost or do not hold up while in storage. I am very excited about these marshmallow roasting sticks because they come with a storage pouch for easy storage in our camper. We already bring too much stuff when we go camping for the weekend so it is nice to be able to keep them in the camper where they take up very lithe room. They are compact when stored in the bag but do become long enough with the telescoping retractable design that it is safe for the kids to roast their own marshmallows. It is a set of 6 sticks that are multi-colored – perfect for a group of kids so they can pick their color and be responsible for that one without any fights. Easy to clean by hand with some warm water and dish soap. The kids even used them for hot dogs for dinner. The order was shipped quickly and arrived by the date given. Overall, a great find that will get much use over these summer months of camping with family and friends. I did receive this product free or at a discounted price for a fair and honest review.

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ZIPIT Talking Monstar Pencil Case


The zippered pouch is made of high quality materials and very durable for my 5 year old. It is easy to open with the large zipper. We keep the pouch filled with colored pencils along with an activity book in the car since we visit family often and this means long road trips. We received the pink and lime green Monstar pencil cases. My daughter kept the pink one and gave her best friend the lime green one. We added the app to my phone and they loved the interaction. They had smiles from ear to ear. Nice product with fun packaging and it was shipped quickly.

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Mining Fun Party Pack


My daughter is big fan of this video game and her birthday is coming up quickly. The deluxe party kit is great for a party for her friends. It comes packed full of everything you need for 8 guests. It includes large square meal plates, smaller dessert/cake plates, napkins, cups, tablecloth, invitations, balloons and even wristbands that can be party favors for the guests. My favorite item are the wristbands as my daughter collects them. The package was shipped quickly and it arrived by the delivery date provided by the seller. Overall, nice set for the mining themed party.

Disclaimer: I received this product at no cost to me in order to facilitate this honest review.

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MLVOC Colored Pencils Set with Buckle Roll-Up Pouch


I got on the band wagon by picking up an adult coloring book to relieve some stress with mommy time and MLVOC’s colored pencils were the perfect set of colored pencils to get me started. The colored pencil set arrived quickly and the order was delivered by the promised date from Amazon.


What a great value for this set. There is a nice assortment of colors to choose from and it even comes packaged in a handy buckle roll up pouch. I used the pencils for one of the coloring book pages and they colored smoothly as well as lasted long. My daughter saw that I received this set of colored pencils and I have a feeling I will be purchasing another set for her since she loves to color too.


I do wish that the colored pencils were already packaged in the pouch because it did take some time to put them in there as shown in the photo. Also, some of my colored pencils weren’t completely sharpened so in order to use some of the colors, I had to dig out my pencil sharpener. Overall, a great set of colored pencils that I will recommend to family and friends.

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My daughter and I had the fun opportunity to Discover with Dr. Cool yesterday with his hands-on Ultimate Dinosaur Dig Kit where each science kit contains genuine specimens.



Ultimate Dinosaur Dig Kit – Excavate Real Dinosaur Fossils!

This is the perfect science kit for any dinosaur enthusiast! Our Ultimate Dinosaur Dig kit contains 3 genuine dinosaur fossils which have been buried inside a dinosaur themed digging brick. First your young paleontologist will uncover a genuine dinosaur tooth, dinosaur bone, and dino poop fossils (yes, they will get all 3 genuine specimens in this kit!). Digging tools, brush, and magnifying glass are all included in this kit. Plus, they will also uncover a complete dinosaur skeleton which they will need to assemble into a desktop T-Rex figurine. Our full-color guide book was written by teachers and is filled with awesome science facts about dinosaurs and fascinating information about the real dinosaur fossil specimens that they will uncover in this kit. Finally, we’ve also included an activity booklet, with 10 additional games, challenges, and puzzles to solve. There’s a reason why this dinosaur dig kit is the called the Ultimate Dino Dig—it’s because there is no other dinosaur product on the market that even comes close to offering the dino experience that you’ll find here!

AWARDS WON: Academics’ Choice – Brain Toy Award 2013, Preferred Choice Award – Creative Child Magazine 2013 and Brain Child Toy Award – Tillywig Toy Awards 2013


My daughter loves dinosaurs and learning about them in school plus we recently took a trip to a local museum in Philadelphia where we saw a 3-D dinosaur movie. We opened up the kit where it contained 3 genuine specimens (dino tooth, dino bone and dino poop ??? – interesting), T-Rex skeleton to build, excavation tools, digging block, adventure guide and activity booklet.


We put the digging block into a larger container so it wouldn’t be messy at the table. The directions mention to add water to help with the removal of the specimens and it is definitely needed as the digging block is tough to scrap and dig through.


It took awhile to find all of the “treasures” that my daughter wanted to find but she was very involved with the whole process. She is 4 years old and parent help is certainly needed for this activity. She was a little confused about if the “poop” was real or fake but at the end thought it was funny to find a dinosaur’s poop in the digging brick.


Starting to find “treasures”… here’s the dino bone!


And here’s what we found!


photoPlus a special treat was putting the T-Rex skeleton together at the end. Overall, it was a great experience for some mother/daughter bonding time and she was super excited to show her daddy what she did that afternoon.

After looking on the website, they have different kits to experiment with your kids.

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Amazon Studios is developing feature films and episodic series in a new way, one that’s open to great ideas from creators—and audiences—around the world.

I had the great opportunity to share with my three year old daughter the debut children’s series, Tumble Leaf, by Amazon Studios. We were sent a DVD screener of the first six episodes and boy did my daughter love them!

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Almost everyday in our house, you can find my daughter in her playroom playing dress-up as her favorite princesses while watching that princess movie. She does not watch much television so it was interesting to see her reaction to the Amazon Studios children’s series, Tumble Leaf. Tumble Leaf is Amazon Studios’ first kids series aimed at pre-school aged children and debuted on May 23 on Prime Instant Video. Her favorite character, of course, was Fig the Fox and his best friend, Stick, a caterpillar. She thought Stick was so cute and she wished she had one just like Fig the Fox. We put the DVD on after dinner and my daughter did not move from her playroom couch. I seriously think her eyes did not blink when the episodes were on. We watch all of them that night since they are short, which is good for toddlers. Once they were over, she asked if that was it? Really, we just watch two hours of episodes so I guess that is a good sign! Then, I got the question, “Can we watch it again?”. Overall, it was educational and my daughter was interactive with the characters on screen. I highly recommend this series to my mom and dad readers out there!


  • Tumble Leaf, Amazon Studios’ first ever kids series aimed at pre-school aged children will debut on May 23 on Prime Instant Video.
  • Each episode of Tumble Leaf follows a day in the life of “Fig the fox” who lives in a wrecked schooner ship by the sea and his best friend “Stick,” a caterpillar who lives in a tiny basket strapped to Fig’s forearm, as they discover adventure, friendship and love around every bend.
  • At the start of each day, Fig and Stick are eager to play and discover new things about his world, with his eyes, ears, mind and heart open to inspiration. By playing with an object that he finds in his “finding place” in each episode, he learns about science, critical thinking and the world around him.
  • Tumble Leaf was created by Drew Hodges and award winning studio Bix Pix. The talent behind the characters includes Christopher Down as “Fig,” Landon Clay as “Hedge,” Addie Zintel as “Pine,” Brooke Wolloff as “Maple” and Gary Littman as “Ginkgo.”
  • Tumble Leaf, like all of Amazon’s children’s programs, is designed to develop creative thinking in children and has been tested to ensure they achieve this goal. Amazon’s goal is to inspire lifelong learners and provide children with the skills that will help them find personal and professional satisfaction in their future.


For more information about Amazon Studios and Tumble Leaf, find out more information about the series and Amazon Studious by clicking here.


You can watch the first episode of Tumble Leaf for free on the Amazon Studios website. In order to watch the remainder of the series you must sign up for Amazon Prime.


Tumble Leaf recently launched a free Android app featuring six games inspired by objects and activities from the show. Our reader’s can download the app here:

You can also view a special Tumble Leaf trailer here:

Thank you to the great people at Amazon Studios for allowing my daughter and I to experience a new and creative children’s series that I high recommend. I cannot wait to see more episodes of Tumble Leaf.